Engaged Learning Experiences

ECM Curriculum Coaches work with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Team members and teachers to bring Engaged Learning Experiences (ELEs) into K-8th grade classrooms. ELEs are in-school programs custom tailored to teach state standards utilizing Arts Integration. These programs combine the experiences of our curriculum coaches with the expertise of our STEAM Team. ECM empowers and supports teachers by giving them the tools, confidence and skill level to successfully integrate the arts and light a spark in every one of their student’s creative and innovative spirit.

To learn more about our STEAM Team, click here. If you are an ECM school interested in working with a STEAM Team member, please contact us or your ECM Coach.

Summer STEAM Insitute®

ECM’s Summer STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & mathematics) Institute® is a national award-winning camp in partnership with the College of Charleston designed to prevent summer learning loss for rising K-8th graders. Students work with certified teachers, artists and STEM professionals and cultural organizations to design and produce projects, experiments and unique art. Themes change weekly and focus on 21st–century skills such as fostering imagination, collaboration, and creativity.  The camp runs Monday-Friday and you can choose 1-6 weeks.  843-277-2016

Power-On Conference

Teachers will participate in a high-energy conference based on best practices to engage students in standards-based, rigorous lessons. Session topics will include Arts Integration strategies, innovative STEAM practices and highly engaging, brain-friendly techniques that spark curiosity and excitement for learning. Open to teachers of grades K-5. 

ECM will collect sign-in sheets so that participants can register for recertification credits through Entrack. Each district’s requirements are different, so we ask that you check with your district office to verify.


STEAM Team members represent areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and specialize in connecting their expertise to academic content.

They do this through our in-school Engaged Learning Experiences (ELEs), during which the classroom teacher and STEAM Team member work together to design highly engaging STEAM-based learning experiences for students. The STEAM Team member visits the school for several days (five days is the average) and lead students through the learning activities with the participation and support of the classroom teacher.

Other opportunities for STEAM Team members include end-of-the-year school festival events, outreach events in the community and teaching at our annual Summer STEAM Institute®. Our STEAM Team shares a passion for teaching and a focus on high levels of student engagement. ECM’s STEAM Team makes learning fun!

Charleston Marathon Grants

THANK YOU to everyone for running, volunteering and being a part of the 9th annual O2 Fitness Charleston Marathon®! Your support helps ECM fulfill our mission to use creativity to spark curiosity and excitement for learning.

The O2 Fitness Charleston Marathon® is ECM’s largest annual fundraiser, with 20% of the net proceeds going to school grants. Marathon grants are open to any schools in Berkeley County School District, Charleston County School District, or Dorchester District Two. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive more information about the 2020 Charleston Marathon Grants application process. 

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